Nothing beats sleeping under the stars,
next to the camp fire with your best
...Which just so happens to be where we met Watarrka, our beautiful Australian Cattle Dog, and the inspiration for Animate Photography. Watarrka is named after the National Park that surrounds his native home, Lilla - a remote indigenous community in central Australia.
As a young pup, Watty would snuggle up on my daughter's swag at night. He stole our hearts!
The next thing you know, he's on a plane following us back to our home in Melbourne. And that's where Watarrka's great adventures began...
Four years on, Watty and his partner in crime, Romeo - our crazy Jack Russell Terrier - found themselves taking flight once again, this time bound for the UK.
After completing my studies in Graphic Design, I embarked on my career in Cornwall, designing for one of Britain's leading surf brands, Gul. I quickly progressed on to work for one of London's top design consultancy's in Covent Garden, London, Sampson Tyrell.
Armed with a backpack, camera and a round-the-world plane ticket, I soon found myself heading off in search of adventure and exciting things to point my camera at!
After a year of travel, many countries and photographs later, I arrived in Australia, and quickly immersed myself within the photography and design scene in Melbourne.
I also went on to teach, photography, media studies and design to senior college students. Both my students and I have received a variety of creative and industry awards in Australia.
My dogs, camera and I are now based in the beautiful city of Bath, UK, where my passion for combining photography and the great outdoors continues...